Taking good care of your feet should be an essential part of your beauty regime, but they often get neglected. Your feet carry you through life. It is important to keep them well maintained and cared for.
This article is for all the gentlemen out there, too. Pedicures are not just for women!
DID YOU KNOW?
Having regular pedicures can help detect early signs of bunions, corns and fungal infections. These conditions are easier to treat when they are identified and attended to in their earlier stages. Eliminating dirt and bacteria from your feet will also help to prevent nail diseases and disorders such as fungus and foot odours. Regular trimming and cleaning of the toenails prevents them from growing inwards and causing infections. A pedicure is a relaxing service that includes a nourishing foot soak and an exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and help to diminish unsightly calluses. One of the most enjoyable parts of a pedicure is the massage. Massaging helps to relieve tension and boost the blood circulation in your legs and feet.
DOs AND DON’Ts
-Don’t shave or wax your legs before a pedicure. The products used in the service may sting or irritate the skin, which won’t be relaxing at all.
-Don’t round the edges of your toenails. This type of shape increases the chances of developing painful ingrown toenails.
-Don’t apply nail polish to thick or discoloured toenails. This could be a sign of a fungal infection and will only cover up the problem.
-Do have regular pedicures. I recommend having one every four weeks.
-Do apply softening foot creams on a regular basis at home. We recommend that you do this at night and in the morning. Applying a cream once a week will not give you any long-term benefits.